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ARMAS HAHKALA

In loving memory of Armas Hahkala, 82, who passed away Monday, July 31, 2000 at his home in Miscampbell Township, Ont.

He will be greatly missed by his children, Arlan (Maureen), Brent (Millie), Janice (Dirk) Kloss, and Anita Hahkala; grandchildren, Tara, Devan, Kaela, and Travis; sister-in-law, Minnie Hahkala; and many nieces and nephews.

Armas was predeceased by his wife, Emma, on May 10, 1987; his parents, Isaac and Maria Hahkala; brother, Aarne; sister, Sylvia; and many friends.

RANDALL DEAN ‘Randy” SISCO

Randy Sisco, age 48, passed away suddenly and peacefully at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont., on Thursday, July 27, 2000.

Randy was the son of Bernice (Neilson) and the late Paul Sisco.

Randy loved nature and gardening, and with his keen eyesight he became an expert on all wildlife in the area. His happiest times were spent on the four wheeler or in his truck, and he always had a happy child or children with him. Going to watch his nephews and the neighbour boys play hockey was a great enjoyment for “uncle” Randy.

HAROLD JAMES BROWN

Harold James Brown, 42, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 27, 2000. He was born on Jan. 28, 1958.

Harold enjoyed fishing, hunting and running his boat “portage.” He also enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

ERNEST GEORGE TOUGH

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ernest George Tough on Monday, July 24, 2000 at Deer Lodge Hospital.

He was predeceased by both parents, William and Christina, his wife Blanche, sister Christine, and stepdaughter Louise.

JOE MARTINSON

In loving memory of Joe Martinson, 84, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away peacefully in his sleep at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Saturday, July 22, 2000.

GILBERT (Gib) E. CORRIGAN

It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Mr. Gilbert E. Corrigan, age 73, on Friday, July 21, 2000 at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital-Port Arthur site.

Gilbert was born on June 2, 1927 in Emo, Ont. to George and Claire Corrigan. He married Phyllis Hergott on Nov. 18, 1947.

Gilbert started his career in the lumber industry at an early age. He managed McLeod Lumber in Atikokan and then moved to Thunder Bay in 1966 to manage North American Lumber where he retired in April of 1991, after 25 years.

MARIE MACKINNON (nee Whalen)

It is with great sadness and sorrow that the family announces the sudden passing of Marie MacKinnon on July 19, 2000 at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

Marie was born on April 19, 1962 to Minard and Evelyn Whalen of Stratton, Ont. She attended Stratton separate school and graduated from Rainy River High school in 1980.

She worked at the Port Arthur Clinic for several years before moving to the Northwestern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre where she worked until her passing.

DONNA MARIE KHOBER

Donna Marie Khober, 41, passed away July 11, 2000 in Prince George, B.C. She was born June 23, 1959 to Jim and Ethel (Babs) Khober.

Donna is survived by her father and stepmother, Jim and Ethel Khober of Emo, Ont.; brother, David (Liana) Khober of Prince George, B.C.; sister, Fredna Servais of Edmonton, Alta.; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her mother, Ethel, and her brother, Jim.

Memorial services will held Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Emo. Lunch will be served following the service.

Joseph Paul Lambert

Joseph Paul Lambert, 83, of 425 Nelson St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born April 4, 1917 in Rainy River, Ont. to the late Charles and Marceline Lambert.

Mr. Lambert had lived all his life in the district, and had worked for many years with the Canadian National Railway. He was an avid curler and member of the Fort Frances Curling Club, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Fort Frances.

Angela Roswitha Teeple

Angela Roswitha “Angie” Teeple, 19, of R.R. #1, Stratton, Ont., passed away Thursday, July 6, 2000 in Barwick, Ont. She was born Nov. 30, 1980 in Fort Frances, Ont.

Angie attended and graduated from the Fort Frances High School, and recently had completed her first year at Western University in London, Ont. She spent many years with the 4-H Club, and she enjoyed attending the 4-H conferences in Toronto, Ont.

She also enjoyed spending time with her family and her many friends in the district.

JEMINA JANE (MINA) CALDER

Jemina Jane (Mina) Calder passed away peacefully on June 6, 2000 at Central Park Lodge in Thunder Bay, Ont., a few days short of her 97th year.

Mina was born June 27, 1903 to Adam and Maud (Shea) Smith in Devlin, Ont. They were one of the first families to settle in Devlin.

In 1922, Mina married Earl T. Calder, former Clerk Treasurer of the Town of Fort Frances, who predeceased her in 1978.

Together they had two children, Marion Moore, who resides in Toronto with her husband, John, and Lawrence Calder, who resides in Portland, Ore., with his wife, Doris.

WYLIE Y. ROACH

Wylie Y. Roach, passed away Monday, April 3, 2000 in Vancouver, B.C.

His family invites friends and community to a memorial service to honour his passing, and celebrate his life, on Monday, July 10, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances, Ont.

A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort Frances.

In case of inclement weather, the memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion.

GEORGE MAITLAND SKINNER

Mr. George Maitland Skinner, 69, passed away Friday, June 30, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

George was predeceased by his wife, Betty; parents, James and Flora Skinner; brothers, Bruce and John; and sisters, Beatrice, Elma, and Katherena.

He is survived by numerous extended family and friend, Shirley Lind, and her family.

ELEANOR ADELHEIT BLASKY

Eleanor Blasky, 76, a longtime resident of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, June 29, 2000 in North Bay, Ont.

She was born July 29, 1923 in Winnipeg, Man. to the late William and Elmira Rudolph. On Oct. 27, 1950, she was united in marriage to Carl Blasky at Fort Frances, who predeceased her July 3, 1994.

BETTY VOGES PEOPLES

In loving memory of Betty Voges Peoples, who passed away May 28, 2000 in Kennewick, Wash. She was born in Mine Centre, Ont. on Feb. 12, 1940.

Betty was predeceased by her parents, Louis A. Voges and Gladys Mary Cain; and her husband, Ray.

Betty married Raymond Eugene Peoples on July 28, 1958 and together they had seven children, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They made their home in Sherwood, Ore. until 1976, when they moved to the Tri-Cities.

Betty was employed at Manufacturing Services in Kennewick, where she had worked for the past 20 years.

EDWARD WILLIAM WILKINS

Edward William Wilkins, 93, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, 550 Osborne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Feb. 6, 1907 in Maidstone, County of Kent, England to the late Edward and Jane Wilkins.

Mr. Wilkins came to Fort Frances as a child, and have lived north of LaVallee for several years. He had served with C.I.B.C. until the age of 21, when he took over his father’s florist business on Crowe Avenue in Fort Frances.

KENNETH SVOBODA

On June 19, 2000, Ken Svoboda, 64, of Kamloops, B.C., passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer.

Ken is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sheila; four sons, William (Patty) and Shane (Debbie), all of Fort Frances, Ont., and Robert and Jack (Cindy), all of Kamloops, B.C.; six grandchildren; his mother, Elizabeth; brother, Tony; and sister, Ella.

Ethel Kari Jorundson

In loving memory of Ethel Kari Jorundson, 76, of Fort Frances, Ont., who passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances after a courageous battle with cancer which lasted more than nine years.

Albert Edward Hunter

Albert Hunter, 86, of Manitou Rapids, Ont., passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

Albert was born Sept. 17, 1913 in Manitou Rapids to the late Peter and Mary Hunter. On May 27, 1956, Albert was united in marriage to the former Bella Bluebird.

He worked as a logger for most of his life throughout Northwestern Ontario and Northern Minnesota until his retirement in 1979. He was a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed family gatherings attended by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

RAYMOND JAMES (RAY) EDGETT

Raymond (Ray) Edgett, 73, of 216 Second St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, June 5, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

Raymond was born Oct. 2, 1926 in Kenora, Ont.

He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Edward and Jennie (Cunningham); and his loving sister, Mary Edgett.

Raymond is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Antonia Marie (Coran) Edgett; daughters, Kayleen Mary Cross (Mike), Donna Rae Paterson ( Russell), and Rae Ann Edgett and a special friend, Todd Wood.

NORMAN HUNTLEY

Norman Huntley, 80, of 275 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances on Sunday, June 4, 2000.

He was born Jan. 14, 1920 in Hazenmore, Sask. to the late Isaiah and Ethel Huntley. Norman moved to the Bergland area in 1931.

During World War II, he was stationed overseas with the Royal Canadian Artillery from 1941 to 1945. While overseas, he served as a Lance Bombardier in the Mediterranean and Central Europe.

JEAN DORIS WASYKOWSKI

In loving memory of Jean Doris Wasykowski, 66, of Dryden, Ont., who passed away peacefully Friday, June 3, 2000 at her residence.

She was born in Fort Frances, Ont. on Oct. 2, 1933 to John and Nettie Wasykowski.

In her younger years, Jean worked at the seniors’ home in Fort Frances. She would run errands for the seniors—even on her days off.

Jean also worked at a tourist camp in Nestor Falls, Ont. She used to transport tourists by motor boat from Nestor Falls to camp on Lake of the Woods.

GEORGE WILLIAM CALDER

It is with deep sorrow and sadness that the family announces the passing of George William Calder, 77, on Saturday, June 3, 2000.

George was born May 10, 1923 in Fort Frances, Ont., to George (Valley) and Isabel Calder. He lived in Fort Frances the majority of his life, leaving only to serve in World War II as a Warrant Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Melanie Mae Gate

In loving memory of Melanie Mae Gate, 34, of Pahrump, Nev., who passed away there Friday, June 2, 2000.

She was born Aug. 4, 1965 in Kanab, Utah to Charles and Dorothy Gate. She has resided in Pahrump for the last six years, working at Terrible Town Casino.

She enjoyed being outdoor and spending time with nature. She was especially proud of her two children, Willie and Cody.